Spoiler alert this is an image heavy post and when you see the location you will understand why. Sometimes you go somewhere and you wish it was around the corner because if it was you could spend an hour there everyday taking photographs. Well on a recent trip to Wales I discovered such a place, in fact it was recommended by a man who lives in Angelsey and works with my husband, I love insider knowledge. In fact the outing was planned as a surprise. Over a decade ago I did a photography course and spent most of that in the dark room developing pictures of rust and derelict buildings, since the blog and the birth of Sebastian my photography has found a new focus but a passion is still a passion and my man knows me.
We followed an ordnance survey map reference and pulled up on the side of a road for what was a beautiful country walk. I literally squealed with joy as we turned a corner and I caught a glimpse of the derelict brick factory below. I started to snap aerial shots right away.
Once you clambered down to the original site there was even more wonder to behold. The morning light was perfect, everything fell into place for this to be a great shoot.
In addition the aesthetic quality of such buildings I suppose I should explain my obsession. I think I love the narrative of them, times gone by and what that means. I like the fact that industrialisation came and spread but mother nature claims it back. We sit and worry about the fate of the earth and our role in that fate and seeing these buildings I find comfort that no the world may not always be as it is but it will be there and nature will exist over man every time. I also think about the implications of losing industry and the implications that has on families, after all I was a social worker and that part of me never switches off. So in short these building have a lot to tell.